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CYO Mentoring Program Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day At Fulton Mill Apartments

FULTON, NY – Residents of Fulton Mill Apartments, 265 W. First St., enjoyed a special visit from the leprechauns in the CYO Mentoring Program.

Devon Frank (right), a participant in Catholic Charities’ CYO Mentoring Program and Anna Goss of Fulton Mill Apartments display the shamrock wreath that they created.
Devon Frank, a participant in Catholic Charities’ CYO Mentoring Program and Anna Goss of Fulton Mill Apartments display the shamrock wreath that they created.

Participants of the CYO Mentoring Program visited the Fulton Mill Apartments in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Members of the CYO Mentoring Program joined the residents of Fulton Mill in creating shamrock wreaths to be displayed throughout the apartment building.

“It was a memorable day for both the children and the residents,” said coordinator of the Mentoring Program, Stacie Roberts. “I am very compassionate about developing intergenerational relationships as they strengthen individuals, families and communities. To see the residents interact with the children in our mentoring program is priceless. It was a great success and I look forward to having additional activities and events at Fulton Mill Apartments.”

The program matches elementary school children with high school students and provides them with peer support and a positive role model.

Mentors provide friendship, guidance, and support through one on one time and group activities.

Pricilla Marcino (right) of Fulton Mill Apartments shows off the shamrock wreath that she and Rain Frank created.
Pricilla Marcino of Fulton Mill Apartments shows off the shamrock wreath that she and Rain Frank created.

The CYO Mentoring Project is made possible in part through grants from United Way of Greater Oswego County, NYS Office of Children and Family Services through Oswego City/County Youth Bureau, Oswego County Opportunities and Entergy.

Students meet weekly throughout the school year and spend time together in a variety of ways including tutoring, cooperative learning games and activities and outings.

Mentors provide friendship, guidance, and support through one on one time and group activities.

Staff or volunteers of the CYO Mentoring Program supervise all activities and meetings.

For more information, call Roberts at 598-3980 or visit www.ccoswego.com